...and also a high contender for a possible buy. ;)
As most of you know, I been on the market for a horse for the past few years. I've been having an extremely difficult time finding a horse I just "clicked" with and at some points, I seemed to just give up.
My trainer showed me multiple pinto ponies, (she knows I just melt when I see a pinto :)) and while all of them were stunning, they just weren't what I was looking for.
Fast forwards a few months and my trainer asked me if I was willing to look at one more horse. We didn't have to do any driving as the horse was a boarders who has been looking to sell. I agreed and the trainer went to go get her.
Out comes this muddy, possibly chestnut, Quarter Horse mare. The only white on her was a small blaze running down her face. I decided to give her a shot and started to groom her in preparations for a lesson.
After brushing her for about 15 minutes, I was hooked. She has the kindest eyes and is such a sweet soul. Her "been there, done that" attitude was so refreshing and everything that I was looking for.
Her name is Barbie. She is a 15 year old, registered QH mare. Last Thanksgiving, she was kicked in her hind leg by another horse thus ending her show jumping career she was being trained for. Her previous history shows she was a pretty decent barrel racer and all-around western horse.
I'm leasing her through the month of April, and at the end of the month, will decided whether or not I want to buy her. So far, I really want her.... ;)
Please excuse my flat, helmet hair.